Darwin - The Top End of Oz!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
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Trip End Sep 05, 2007


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Broome was great, we totally relaxed in and around our campsite, it was really nice and the most strenuous things we did in our time there was walk along Cable Beach at Sunset, visit the Saturday morning Markets and have a stroll around Chinatown (by the way there is absolutley nothing that is Chinese about it!). On Saturday evening we took part in the Camel Train that runs along Cable Beach (pics on our Broome page!), that wa so relaxing, Cable Beach is a huge wide sandy beach with crashing waves and people in their 4x4's sitting with a beer and a bbq watching the sea and the sunset, we joined the camel train which took us across the sand dunes and down onto the beach where our camel walked us along the shore as the hot sun went down.

Just before the sun actually set we got off our camel (whos name was Lyla- we were both singing Oasis song Lyla for our camel!) and sat on the beach - dodging the hoardes of jellyfish and watched the perfect sun set for the last time on our trip over the Indian Ocean.

From Broome we decided that we would tackle a 1000km drive across the Kimbeleys to Kununurra - we did it! We left at 6am and arrived about 12 hours later, we shared the driving, took in the scenery and got very numb bums!

We stopped in a leafy site in Kununurra before heading off early again, and off we went from Western Australia into the Northern Territory, before we knew it we were seeing a big sign welcoming us to the state! Oh and telling us to advance our clocks by an hour abnd a half which was very strange!

We eventually arrived in Darwin, and drove to the site which we are at now in the suburbs, we were to be leaving tommorow, but we have had some trouble with our camera - thats now in the repair shop and we shall be collecting tommorow all fixed we hope! Today we visited Darwin city centre, a tropical city, with Asias humidity and Australias hot hot sun, we strolled around numerous shops and then drove back to our site.
Tommorow we are going down to the waterfront to see Aquascene - this is a place where the fish come in to feed, then Fannie Bay Gaol which was a prison until 1979, then we hope to drive up to the East Reserve and see some wallabys!
From here we head the long way south to Uluru/Ayers Rock and then up and across to Cairns.

Can you believe we still havent seen a living Kangaroo yet...where have they all gone??!!

Hugs

Ali n Matt
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